Here’s a workplace trend that gives one reason for pause…
According to the article “Most Workers Admit To Using Phone In Bathroom” on Yahoo! News based on a survey done by Imark:
- 20% of males and 13% of females have taken business calls while in the bathroom.
- Although Generation Y’s are leading the pack in terms of cell phone use in the loo, the article states that Baby Boomers to Gen X’s aren’t all that far behind in terms of cell phone use in the bathroom.
- The survey also found that although “92% of bathroom phone users wash their hands after using the bathroom, only 14% said that they wash their phones”.
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Think about it. These are the same employees who are shaking your hand, pressing the buttons on the copy machine, touching door knobs, borrowing your pen… well, you know what I’m getting at here.
Workplace etiquette should extend beyond how to write an appropriate email, how to speak appropriately to a client, or how to address. Apparently, there needs to be reminders that all employees should wash their hands and that maybe, just maybe, employees should save their business and personal calls for, hmmm, the office phone?
Just my opinion.
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